New Hampshire Primary 2020: What to expect on Tuesday

New Hampshire Primary 2020: What to expect on Tuesday
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gestures during a campaign stop at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., Monday Feb. 10, 2020. Voters in New Hampshire will vote Tuesday Feb. 11th in the nation's first presidential primary. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The first votes of the 2020 presidential nomination process were cast last week in Iowa, but after a calamitous week of vote counting marred by an errant computer app, the results are still in doubt.

On Tuesday, the Democrats are hoping for a second shot at building the excitement of a presidential primary season.

The New Hampshire primary will be held Tuesday with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, leading all candidates with 29 percent support in the Granite State as of Monday, according to the latest CNN/University of New Hampshire tracking poll of probable Democratic primary voters.

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Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is in second place with 22% support, former Vice President Joe Biden has 11%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts, has 10% and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota, has 7%.

According to the poll, which was conducted Feb. 6 to Feb. 9, only about half of likely New Hampshire primary voters say they have definitely decided on whom they will support.

Some things to know about the New Hampshire primary:

  • Polls close at 7 p.m. in most places, at 8 p.m. in some places in the state. Results are expected soon after polls close.
  • In New Hampshire, citizens can only vote in the party primary for the party in which they are registered. Those who are undeclared (or Independent) voters may vote in either race.
  • Those who live in New Hampshire, who will be 18 years of age or older on primary day, may vote in the primary.
  • The state awards 33 delegates, of which 24 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.
  • The first votes will take place in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. The town begins voting at midnight, some six to eight hours before polls open across the state.
  • Sanders and Buttigieg have officially requested an Iowa recanvass or checking of worksheets from certain challenged precincts.